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Re: V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

Viktors Miske
 

Thanks Raj.
Did try changing frequencies to no avail.
When you say NANO, are your referring to the Arduino?  Was following the block diagram and all roads seem to lead to that.  But seems other then the bfo store issue, it seems to be working (unit will transmit, cw works, it tunes nicely).  I dunno... Probably a software glitch. 

Re: V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

 

Victor,

Try moving the frequency up/down a little and see.

I would suspect the NANO, replace, load firmware and see. Should solve it.

Raj

At 27/05/2020, you wrote:
Ok... Been scratching my head here. Trying to save the BFO settings and no luck.
Get it tuned in nicely, tried PTT, click encoder, you name it, tried it. Did the 30 second wait before powering down then back up, and still nada. Always defaults back to 11.053. Ideas?

Thanks,
Victor
KC8CKZ

Re: V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

Viktors Miske
 

FYI, uBitx V5.1, stock firmware.

V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

Viktors Miske
 

Ok...  Been scratching my head here.  Trying to save the BFO settings and no luck.
Get it tuned in nicely, tried PTT, click encoder, you name it, tried it.  Did the 30 second wait before powering down then back up, and still nada.  Always defaults back to 11.053.  Ideas?

Thanks,
Victor
KC8CKZ

Re: Nextion Display on uBITX #ubitx #nextion

Evan Hand
 

ohwenelph,
Try 38400 for the baud rate to load programs to the Nano using the xloader software.  Some of the Nano clones use that baud rate.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: Nextion Display on uBITX #ubitx #nextion

ohwenzelph
 

Got a V6. Full kit with enclosure.
got a nextion 2.8 enhanced and I think I have loaded the correct software into it. Took a while to figure out that I could just copy and paste it to the MicroSD card!
when I try to xloader the software into the bitx I keep getting upload failure
the usb to the bitx is com3 and that is set ok, the baud rate I type in 57600 
i am pointing to the unzipped hex file for nextion 2.8 e
under device the only choices are ArduinoMega, CC01, CR03
there is no “Duemilanove/Nano(ATmega328)” option
so I changed to another USB port, now com4 and unplugged the the nano board from the uBitx and tried CR03 and it seems something has up loaded finally! 
And attaching the display and powering it up it seems to work.  O time now to put it through its paces or make it fit and be secure.
The information on how to do this is a bit fragmented but “men and dogs learn to value what they have had to work hard for” 

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Aaron K5ATG
 

Yes, it does, thank you, good sir!

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Gordon Gibby
 

This may be helpful, there are many many such exclamations probably better than this out there

On May 26, 2020, at 22:41, Aaron K5ATG via groups.io <k5atg@...> wrote:

Thanks. 
So I just need to run cables from the mic and phone straight to the PC with out an interface? 

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Aaron K5ATG
 

Thanks. 
So I just need to run cables from the mic and phone straight to the PC with out an interface? 

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Dean Souleles
 

Aaron,

Congratulations on the rig! You will have a blast with it.  Yes, it runs 60 just fine.  With the Nextion and the CEC firmware I save the 60 meters channels into channel memory and it is a couple of screen presses to recall them and tune,   You should also have no problem on 12,   I've made contacts on all bands from 10-80 (other than 30).

The rig has cat control for digital modes also  Plug in the USB and configure the software side as a Yaaesu FT-817.  That plus audio cable to the PC mic and speaker jacks and you will be in business.

73,
Dean
KK4DAS
73,
Dean
KK4DAS

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Curt
 

Aaron

While many of us have bought a signal link cable for our rig, I don't imagine they sell one for ubitx. Its audio and ptt can feed into your microphone connection.

As you have jumpers inside your signalink, it is like working a puzzle to trace the interface. Signalink website has complete documentation. 

Curt

Re: Unbuilt NIB BitX40 Kit For Sale

Jim WB2LHP in MI <jmarco1955@...>
 

SOLD...SOLD...SOLD

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Aaron K5ATG
 

I'm sorry friend, but I can't do cw, although a CW Keyboard will soon bless my shack. I have been listening to CW on it. To me the sound is pretty good. I have the default TFT display and I have not noticed any lag on the display. It changes as soon as I touch the screen. I do see me adding the Nextion display in the future but right now I want to play with it as is. 
Just looking at the bands on the display, does this radio cover 60 and 12? 

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

ohwenzelph
 

have you tried cw?
mine is V6.1 and the keying with a paddle was awful
has that been fixed? or is it just me?
i think when  i got mine it had been upgraded to where the display was not super slow but i cannot tell if it has changed since then
(been trying for most of today to try and get a nextion display working, spent a long time with a usb cable with the right kind of end that i had for a raspberry pi, but i think that cable only sent power, so it was not seen by the pc and got no com port and couldn't get close to having xloader work....)

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Gordon Gibby
 

I don’t know about the version six, but I used to use my version three by just connecting to the mic & the speaker and the push to talk, the way I do with any rig, and it worked pretty well!   I did my first WINLINK using a vacuum tube Heathkit SB 102.  So I expect you can take any single side band rig and make it work   Just be sure you don’t have distortion, and get the frequency within about 100 Hz.  You can use WWV to check what you have done to calibrate. 




On May 26, 2020, at 21:22, Aaron K5ATG via groups.io <k5atg@...> wrote:

Got my uBITX v6 in the mail this morning, 7 days ahead of the scheduled delivery day. I put it together in no time, I did not experience any problems at all, and before I knew it, it was on the air! It is taking a bit to learn how to operate it but so far so good. 

I do have a question though, I do like to run digital modes. Has anyone figured out a way to hook a SignaLink USB up to the v6? 

New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Aaron K5ATG
 

Got my uBITX v6 in the mail this morning, 7 days ahead of the scheduled delivery day. I put it together in no time, I did not experience any problems at all, and before I knew it, it was on the air! It is taking a bit to learn how to operate it but so far so good. 

I do have a question though, I do like to run digital modes. Has anyone figured out a way to hook a SignaLink USB up to the v6? 

Re: Test equipment recommendations

Leo
 

Thanks for the heads up Jack. I hadn’t spied that you were the author of that article! It’ll be an interesting experiment that will hopefully contribute to my Intermediate licence. 

i snagged a scope for £50 - don’t know yet if it will work. I’ll also be building test equipment such as RF tracer, sig gen etc. I’m also planning a SWR / power meter with a stockton bridge and a nano. Fun fun fun. 

Re: Unbuilt NIB BitX40 Kit For Sale

a.vision
 

No it has been posted as sold hope this helps 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Ted via groups.io" <k3rta@...>
Date: 26/05/2020 18:33 (GMT+00:00)
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Unbuilt NIB BitX40 Kit For Sale

Is this still available?   Interested...

Justice will not come (to Athens) until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured.

Thucydides



On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 10:56:16 AM EDT, Jim WB2LHP in MI <jmarco1955@...> wrote:


Greetings to all. I bought this kit yesterday from Ken N2VIP on a whim but decided I won't be using it so it's up for sale. NIB, unopened, just as it came from the factory. $50 shipped to your door. As soon as it comes in I'll turn it right around. CONUS only. PayPal preferred. Thanks for looking...Jim WB2LHP

Re: CW Menu missing CEC v1.2 Ubitx v6

Evan Hand
 

Bob,
Which code upgrade?  The KD8CEC or Reed’s?

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: CW Menu missing CEC v1.2 Ubitx v6

Bob Bennett
 

Does the code upgrade address the TX/RX switching time delay? This seems to make paddle use a little difficult 
--
Bob
NZ2Z